Announcement, everyone! *clears throat* DL Hammons, Lydia Kang, Katie Mills and I are hosting the upcoming Deja Vu Blogfest! The fest is DL's creation, so below are the deets as presented today on Cruising Altitude 2.0. Mr. Linky sign-ups right below:
The Déjà vu Blogfest
You know one of the things that bugs me the most about the way our blogosphere operates? It’s the way you can miss some really awesome posts if you have to be away for a while and are unable to keep up with your favorite blogs. Face it, if you take just a week’s vacation from the blogosphere, you could have missed (depending on the number of blogs you’re following and their frequency of posting) hundreds of quality posts. It’s really hard to catch up when things get like that, so what I do is read a blogger’s latest post. You know what that could mean? The signing of an agent…missed….a book contract finalized…missed…a cry for help...missed...a birth announcement…missed…some other special event in a blogger’s life…gone. I just shake my head when I think of all of the special posts I’ve missed over time. And then there are the informative posts about the topics I’m dying to know more about, yep I probably missed some of those as well.
What got me thinking about this (again) was a post I made a couple weeks ago. It was actually a repost from very early in my blogging career when my followers totaled maybe a dozen. I felt the post deserved a second chance in front of what is now a broader follower base, and I was right. It garnered plenty of praise and many commenters thanked me for pushing it back into the light.
Some of my longtime followers (any of you still out there) know that I’ve broached this before. I even came up with the BLOG RECYCLE STATION where I encouraged fellow bloggers to leave a link to one of their favorite blog posts in the comments of that post. Innovative, maybe, but now I’m ready to do one better. Thus I've teamed up with Nicole Ducleroir, Lydia Kang, and Katie Mills to bring you….
THE DEJA VU BLOGFEST
THE DAY TO DO OVER
How will this work? First, sign-up to participate with Mr. Linky below (or at any of the ladies blogs above), then shout out to all of your blogging friends and encourage them to sign up as well. Take the badge above and plaster it everywhere, blogging graffiti gone wild. Then on December 16th all of those taking part will re-post their favorite blog offering, or one that never received the exposure it should have. Then as the day unfolds and everyone hops from one blog to another, what they will be reading is the best of the best (as determined by you). That day the blogosphere will be chock full of past writing brilliance! Encouragement, enlightenment, knowledge, bared souls, stimulation, hilarity, insecurities, success stories! All on display…the very same day…like no other time before. Some of them will no doubt be familiar, well-deserving a second read, but a good many will be the first time you’ve seen them. And it couldn't be any easier to take part...no writing necessary!
Want to make a little blogging history? Sign up below and start looking through those old posts! J